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Illustration on the U.S. failures in Iraq and Afghanistan by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Wars ending badly







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A second U.S.-North Korea summit




Illustration on the strategic calculus of continued U.S. presence in Syria by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Syrian paradox




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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla.  (Jeff Haynes/AP Photo, File) **FILE**

LOVERRO: 'Peddler' Snyder can't sell a Redskins stadium

No one wants to stand next to Snyder these days, save those getting paid to do so. His public image has never been lower. It's as if the years of losing, the heavy-handed mismanagement and the long list of other issues -- including the controversial Redskins name -- are finally dragging under a franchise that was once an NFL showcase.

Trump must win against left

Finally, President Trump has declared the invasion at the border a national emergency ("Trump declares national emergency on border, taking extra money for wall," Web, Feb. 15). I am sure the globalists are squealing and will pay liberal politicians to fight him on this tooth and nail. They will take him to court. They will lie, cheat and steal to keep these Central American invaders coming in to drain our welfare safety net, bring in drugs and most of all vote in our elections for the Democrats. But Mr. Trump will win and they will lose.

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Rants and raves, but not news

Anyone who turns on cable-TV news or looks over the front pages of most big-city newspapers could, unless they're wary of what they see and hear, think President Donald Trump's presidency is in dire peril, if not over.

A nuclear disaster on Soviet watch

Although not recognized as such at the time, the deadly explosion that wrecked the Soviet Union's showcase nuclear plant in Chernobyl in 1986 was an advance obituary both for the country and the very concept of the communist doctrine.

Who really controls North Korea?

Is President Trump aware that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may not control the nuclear missiles in his country, and that he is probably acting as an instrument of China ("Can North Korea become Vietnam? Probably not," Web, Feb. 6)? Despite economic and political evidence to the contrary, our government has persisted in viewing North Korea as an independent rogue state rather than a Chinese agent. Clearly it is crucial for the president to know who controls the nuclear forces in North Korea.

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Qatar: A hospitable base for the Muslim Brotherhood

For a half-century, Qatar has been a tiny, desert oasis for the Muslim Brotherhood and many of the world's most virulent Islamists. In the 1960s, as Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser once again banned and cracked down on the Brotherhood, thousands of the group's agitators, clerics and community organizers were forced to retreat elsewhere into the Middle East, Europe and North America.

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How to encourage people to take the bus

In honor of Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaiming last Monday to be "Take the Bus to Work" Day, I rode downtown on the 42 bus for my mile-and-a-half commute and it actually saved me a couple of minutes more than my normal method of transport downtown, which is walking.

Former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd inside a ball park across the street from where President Donald Trump was holding a rally inside the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Rudy Gutierrez)

Trump builds, Beto destroys

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to free up funding and build his long-promised border wall. And on the other side of town, Beto O'Rourke -- Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke -- says let's bust 'em all down. The campaign lines for 2020 couldn't be any clearer.

President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

If Trump's 'egregious,' what was Barack Obama?

- The Washington Times

So President Donald Trump announced he was poised to declare a national emergency at the border, setting leftist tongues a-waggin' about the "egregious" lines of power he was crossing, and "egregious" bypass of Congress he was committing, and "egregious" political precedents he was setting. Hmm. Can you say Barack Obama?

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